June 1, 2018 Update:
Our Lactation Counsellor Rebecca Robertson is about to welcomed baby #2 into the world! During the month of June she will be taking some time to rest and be home with her family. Our fabulous postpartum Doula Adrienne MacDonald will be continuing to offer one-on-one breastfeeding support until Rebecca’s return in early July.
With incredible support and compassion Adrienne can help you navigate some common breastfeeding issues as they arise in the postpartum period. She is well versed in latching mechanics, decreasing discomfort from feeding, navigating supply issues, or supporting you with a confidence boost to ensure you and your little one are on the best track possible.
Adrienne MacDonald offers the following services for breastfeeding support:
- Postpartum Doula breastfeeding support (approx 60 minute appointment) -$45
- Lactation Link breast/chest-feeding drop-in will continue weekly during the month of June. Every Wednesday from 1:30-3pm
Rebirth wellness centre is proud to be working with a highly-skilled, super knowledgeable Breastfeeding Educator, Rebecca Robertson, who will provide you with the best possible education and support. With incredible skill, knowledge, and warmth, Rebecca is here to help breastfeeding parents feel confident and enjoy their breastfeeding experience. Although breastfeeding is natural, it's not always easy. Mastering the art of breastfeeding takes time, patience, and great support.
Private breastfeeding consultations are available when and where you need it: in-home, or at rebirth wellness centre, 256 Central Ave, London, ON
Our coverage area for in-home lactation consults includes London and surrounding areas such as Woodstock, Stratford, Lucan, Delaware, Dorchester, Strathroy, and Ilderton. For travel more than 25km away from rebirth wellness centre, a $20 milage charge will be added.
Services & Rates (Prices includes HST)
- Postpartum Doula breastfeeding support (approx 60 minute) -$45 (with Adrienne MacDonald for June 2018)
- In-home Initial Breastfeeding Consultation (Approx 90 minutes) - $98
- At Rebirth Initial Breastfeeding Consultation (Approx 90 minutes) - $88
- In-Home Follow-Up (45-60 minutes) - $55
- At Rebirth Follow-Up (45-60 minutes) - $45
Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation
- In-home Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation (90 minutes) - $98
- At Rebirth Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation - $88
- Book online here
- Call us at 226-663-3243
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment - let us know your availability and preference for location.
- We accept cash, cheque, or credit card (VISA or Mastercard). Prices already include HST.
What is Breastfeeding Support?
We work with breastfeeding parents and babe at their pace to develop a personalized lactation care plan. Many parents want a consultation just to gain self-confidence in their growing skills and some mothers have more complex challenges.
What types of topics might be covered during an appointment?
- Prenatal breastfeeding plans so that when babe is born you will be ready with the skills, information, and confidence to help reach your breastfeeding goals
- Latching & positioning
- Understanding babe's normal behaviour and how it relates to feeding
- Breastfeeding management & information on normal baby behaviour, including sleep
- Sore nipples and breast pain
- Low milk supply
- Concerns with baby’s weight and supplementing
- Breast refusal
- Tongue tie assessments
- Stopping supplementation
- Mastitis and blocked ducts
- Candida in the breast
- Starting solids
- Expressing/pumping and managing separations from baby
- Special circumstances like twins, breastfeeding after breast surgery, or breastfeeding a baby with medical conditions
- Re-lactation or Induced Lactation for an adoptive baby
- Breastfeeding and fertility questions
- Reassurance and tips
A Typical Breastfeeding Consultation Includes the Following:
Appointments involve a health history and physical exam of the nursing parent and baby. While we do this we actively listen to your concerns. We look at baby’s birth, suck, mouth structures, head and neck features, weight, and behaviour. Most notably we observe a feeding from start to end in order to assess several factors including milk transfer, latch, and positioning. We look at breastfeeding management such as feeding patterns and sleep patterns to offer suggestions on ways nursing parents can make their breastfeeding experience better.
We love to include partners and other support people in our teaching so that you have an informed network of support. We are able to refer to other health professionals as needed and work with a parent's and baby’s primary care physician to optimize their overall care.
You've made the incredible decision to breast/chest-feed your baby; and, although it is natural, it's not always easy. Mastering the art of nursing your baby can require time, patience, and great support.
Join Breastfeeding Counsellor, Rebecca Robertson, and La Leche League Leader, Sabrina Hope, at Rebirth Wellness Centre. We offer breast/chest-feeding parents a comfortable and supportive place to get the information and strategies you need to feel confident and successful in your feeding journey.
- Wondering about your baby's latch?
- Experiencing discomfort while nursing?
- Is your baby transitioning to solids?
- Are you returning to work, but still wanting to breast/chest-feed?
- Do you have questions about milk supply?
- Wondering about common breastfeeding challenges and looking for tips and tricks on how to avoid them?
Drop-in any Wednesday between 1:30-3 pm! Enjoy a cup of tea, breathe, and benefit from the support of other nursing parents who are right there with you, along with expert knowledge and gentle guidance from our breastfeeding team.
This is a free service.
Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Postpartum Doula, & Childbirth Educator
I am a birth advocate, a breastfeeding educator, and especially an advocate for mothers and the choices they make. As a doula my main role is to support mothers and partners to ensure a satisfying and positive birth experience. I am trained in providing emotional and spiritual support, as well as physical comfort during labor. I completed a DONA training course in 2009 and it sparked my love for supporting labouring women. Since then I have been inspired to continue my learning to provide the best support I can with additional studies in lactation and natural medicine. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, and items to help with visualization and relaxation. I am trained in different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well I give lots of encouragement! In 2012 I enrolled in a Lactation Medicine Program at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education. There I was instilled with this goal "To enable the mother to manage her own breastfeeding experience, so she will be empowered to achieve her own breastfeeding goals." I accumulated over 90 hours in lactation specific education, as well as hours in observation at their breastfeeding clinic. Since that time I have been supporting new moms as they transition to motherhood and begin the breastfeeding relationship. During my time studying Naturopathic medicine, I was fortunate to expand on my knowledge on lactation medicine as well as how naturopathic medicine can play a role in the perinatal care of women and their new babes. I am passionate about my job, and I bring lots of enthusiasm and love for what I do.